I am a Manchester based Psychotherapist with a BSc Honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am currently enrolled on MSc in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy at the university of Salford.
But who actually am I?
Well, I live a pretty regular millennial life.... Like everybody else I have had my fair share of ups and downs. I have fallen in love, fallen out of love and had my heart broken. I have woken up on a Sunday morning with the dreaded hangover anxiety. Reached over for my phone with one eye still closed, last nights winged eyeliner somehow still looking fabulous. Only to discover endless Whatsapp group chat notifications, which reveal all the antics from the night before, But anyway back to the question above, who am I? There was a time in my life when I struggled to answer that question, a time when I felt disconnected. A lonely place that many of us at some point travel to. Throughout my own life I have experienced many highs and lows and enduring the difficult times is what influenced me to pursue a career in this field. Following the loss of someone close to me I embarked on my own counselling journey which allowed me to understand the turmoil that came with grief, it is from here that my passion was sparked.
My experience working within the field of mental health dates back to 2013, since training as a therapist I have worked within the NHS, for an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service, for charitable organisations and with children in a school environment.
I am experienced in supporting individuals from a wide range of communities who have experienced personal difficulties that have caused distress including; Anxiety, Low mood, Depression, Relationship issues, Attachment difficulties, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Childhood abuse and neglect, Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Self harming behaviours, Addiction and Chronic illness.
I am one half of @themillennialtherapists delivering workshops to fellow therapists and within workplaces encouraging conversations around mental health and normalising going to therapy.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means that I adhere to their ethical framework and codes of practice.